Monthly Archives: August 2022

Daily Mass: Endurance and Faith. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul acknowledges the endurance and faith in his 2nd Letter to the Thessalonians, reminding us that as we face the struggles of life we call upon the Lord for the strength we need.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 21st Week of the Year

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Holy Mary, Queen of Heaven, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 22nd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 22nd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 3:17-18,20,28-29

  • We find favor with God when we conduct our affairs with humility.
  • Aware of our limitations, we cultivate wisdom and give alms.

Psalm – 68:4-7,10-11

  • “God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.”
  • We rejoice in the Lord, who protects those in need.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24a

  • We approach God in Mount Zion, surrounded by angels and the assembly of heaven.
  • Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant, made possible through his blood.

Gospel – Luke 14:1,7-14

  • Jesus uses the opportunity at a banquet to teach about humility and care for others.
  • “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year

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21st Sunday of the Year: We discipline our lives for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Hebrews exhorts us to be disciplined by the Lord, who out of love trains us for the spiritual battles of life. May we call upon Christ to see where discipline is lacking and put it into practice.

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The heart of a humble servant. Catholic Inspiration

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The end of today’s passage in the Gospel of Matthew invites us to reflect on humble service, offering us a way to engage with one another in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 20th Week of the Year

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St. Bernard, pray for us!


Daily Mass: A word about the commandments to love. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers the commandments to love God and neighbor as the foundation for the law and the prophets. Our task requires us to understand how we put this commandment into practice amidst the challenges of modern life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 20th Week of the Year

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St. John Eudes, pray for us!


Daily Mass: God cleanses us and washes away our sins. Catholic Inspiration

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Both Ezekiel and Psalm 51 offer the beautiful image of God cleansing our souls with pure water that washes away our sins. May the image inspire us to repent and run to the Lord, who longs purify our hearts.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 20th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: God’s generosity toward us. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers a parable to show how God’s generosity far surpasses our notion of justice. May this insight inspire us…no matter what has happened before, God welcomes us with generous grace.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 20th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: In God we trust. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s words challenge and console us as we consider who will be saved. The challenge happens when we place our hope in worldly things. The consolation comes when we trust in the Lord, who makes all things possible.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 20th Week of the Year

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St. Stephen of Hungary, pray for us!


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

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Mary proclaims her great Magnificat in Luke’s Gospel, giving praise to God who does mighty things through our lowly lives. May her words inspire us to offer our lives to the Lord!

Mass Readings – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 21st Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the themes present in the readings for the 21st Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 66:18-21

  • God gathers the people of all nations, and the Lord knows their works and thoughts.
  • These people will proclaim God’s glory and gather in Jerusalem.

Psalm – 117:1-2

  • “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.”
  • Give praise to the Lord, for his kindness and fidelity endure forever.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13

  • Endure your trials and do not disdain the discipline of the Lord.
  • For whoever the Lord loves, he disciplines!

Gospel – Luke 13:22-30

  • Jesus urges us to strive to enter through the narrow gate of salvation.
  • Some people will be turned away, while others will come from all parts of the world.
  • “Some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year

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